OVERVIEW

Another fascinating video documentary over on Vimeo.

This one marks the fortieth anniversary of the famous photo of Earth taken from space. The planet was likened to a ‘blue marble’ and became an iconic photo.

This documentary looks at astronauts experience of seeing the Earth for the first time from space.

Click the pic to go to Vimeo to watch it.

OVERVIEW

Felix Baumgartner

 

Check out this new footage of Felix Baumgartner’s amazing skydive from the upper reaches of our planet’s stratosphere. What an extraordinary feat and what a strong stomach Felix must have!

Walking On Air

 

This is a beautiful video filmed by astronauts onboard the International Space Station of our amazing planet. How lucky they are to get a first hand view like this, one that only a very small minority of us will ever get to see. It might be a little cliched, but when you see the Earth from this view doesn’t it make you wonder why there are so many people fighting over such silly things? It also makes me want to take better care of our planet. Maybe more people will get the chance to see this view when Richard Branson’s space tourism flights begin. Maybe he’ll have a cheap return ticket Ryanair-style?!

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space | Fly Over | Nasa, ISS

Amazing time-lapse photography of the Earth from a camera mounted outside the International Space Station. Look out for the lightning strikes and the aurora borealis.

Happy New Year

Warm wishes for a prosperous, healthy and exciting 2011 everyone.

Watch the celebrations across the globe as the clock struck midnight here.

Homemade Spacecraft

I found this clip over at Vimeo and it’s well worth a looksie. These guys decided to try to send a camera up into the upper atmosphere using a weather balloon hoping to capture the footage of its incredible ascent. What I like about this is the way it’s constructed like an experiment for a science class at school but clearly an incredible amount of forward planning, effort and expertise went into it. The footage is beautiful to watch and it showed me just how small we are but how much we can achieve. This is not NASA or the European Space Agency sending a billion $ satellite into space, but can you imagine the things that the child in the video learned from this experiment?! Lots I’m sure. To teachers out there, get your hands on a weather balloon and blow some pupils minds.

by the way if you’re viewing this via non-Flash supported device (you know who you are – rhymes with Snapple), be sure to check it out on a PC when you get a chance.

Clickety click here for the link.

Incredible Timelapse

You know of my love for time-lapse, but this is literally ‘out of this world’!

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